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DIY Hydrating Coconut Scrub!

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Summer may be winding down but our feet are always in need of some restoration and hydration. Whether you’ve had a long day at the office, you’re suffering from dry flip-flop feet, or you’re trying to break in a new pair of heels, there is nothing a DIY at-home foot scrub can’t fix. Try the below recipe for a luxurious, at-home foot treatment from celebrity manicurist and owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa, Skyy Hadley and your feet will feel good as new in no time! Skyy Hadley’s Recipe for the Ultimate Hydrating Coconut Scrub:

  • Begin by muddling a few fresh mint leaves in an empty jar to release their natural essential oils. This will help you relax while providing hydration.
  •  Warm up some coconut oil and pour into the jar until it is halfway full.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of honey and mix in 1 tablespoon of sugar until the sugar is completely immersed in the oil mixture.
  • Take a couple spoonfuls of the scrub and work into your legs and feet to fully exfoliate, sloughing away dead skin and smoothing out calluses, cracked heels and rough spots.
  • The coconut oil will provide a great amount of moisture, leaving skin feeling smooth and supple.
  • Also, be sure to rub on toe nail beds and in between toes to prevent nail infections and fungus (as coconut oil contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties).
  • Repeat 1-2 times per week for a moisturizing and revitalizing at-home spa treatment.
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#Dating Dealbreaker?

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Could whiter teeth lead to better relationships and job growth? According to Match.com, teeth are the number one standard by which both men and women judge their potential dating partners, ahead of other dating dealbreakers like bad grammar, hair or clothes. Kelton Research also found that 58% of applicants are more likely to be offered a job and 53% offered a raise if their teeth are whiter. Although the benefits of whiter teeth are more than just cosmetic, many consumers are skeptical of at-home whiteners due to chemicals or sensitivity to ingredients.

Whitening Lightning’s chemical-free ZERO White System is formulated with baking soda and pomegranate extract for a sensitivity-free, whiter smile. Simply dry teeth with the provided wipes and brush on the gel formulation. To activate the formulation, place the provided UV light on teeth for 20 minutes and brush off for a whiter smile. The formulation is so gentle, that it can also be worn overnight.

I have this product – and I’ve tried it – and I think it REALLY works. I’d post pictures of my own teeth, but that just grosses me right out. :) You’ll have to take my word for it. I love how easy this system is to use – and the results are clear! I have to pick up the Whitening Pen for continued use!

Whitening Lightning is available via www.whiteninglightning.com – ZERO White System, $115 | ZERO White Teeth Whitening Pen, $29

Get Your Best Summer Skin With Red Door Spa Professional‏!

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Summer might be half-way over, but smooth skin is still a must! Keep your skin silky smooth, glowing and most importantly protected through the end of summer with must-have products from Red Door Spa’s Professional skincare line.

Recreate a luxe spa experience at home, while sloughing away dead skin with one of Red Door Spa Professional’s amazing body scrubs. Formulated with a soothing and fragrant blend of Sunflower Oil, Aloe Vera, and omega-rich Olive Oil, the Olive Oil Moisturizing Salt Scrub ($39) deeply moisturizes skin and makes it soft to the touch. The Milk & Honey Sugar Scrub ($39) leaves skin velvety smooth and visibly flawless with a blend of Milk, Colorado Honey, Shea Butter and exfoliating Sugar.

Summer can also contribute to irritated, sunburned skin. Revive and calm skin with the Olive Oil and Mint Cooling Gel ($32) to reduce swelling and inflammation. For daily maintenance, try the Sensitive Skin System, including the Calming Gel Cleanser ($36), Calming Refreshing Toner ($26), Calming Restorative Moisturizer ($62) and Calming & Cooling Mask ($54) to keep skin refreshed and glowing all summer long. Use the Lemon Burst Polishing Scrub ($38) to gently exfoliate 3 times a week for even more radiant results.

Long summer days means hours spent having fun in the sun. Protect your skin from the harsh summer sun with Solar Defense Broad Spectrum Coverage SPF 20 ($45). Perfect for all skin types, Solar Defense Broad Spectrum Coverage SPF 20 can be used daily on the face and body for protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

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Palmer’s saved my skin this past weekend!

It’s that time of year again! Camping season!! Erin and I packed up our families and headed to the lake this past weekend where we literally spent 3 days in this lake right here, on that “party raft” below.

The sun was hot and intense, and I religiously applied sunblock every 3-4 hours. Even with all the extra protection, I STILL got sunburned, and my skin was in dire need of some relief.

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I whipped out Palmer’s Rapid Moisture Spray Lotion – and I’m not even kidding…. it was a LIFESAVER. The fast-absorbing, non-greasy and cocoa butter lotion was exactly what my skin needed! I/we used it so much, I have only a few applications left… which means now I MUST go buy more!

This lotion was shared with all the women/men in our campsite – and every single person said that they were going to have to go home and buy their own. Do yourself a favor…. GO GET THIS NOW.

I am also obsessed with their cocoa butter lip balm – it is heavenly. It helped heal my sunburned lips, and now I’m hooked!!

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Between the harsh rays of the sun and the salt water ocean, your skin and locks can take a beating during the summer months. Leave it to the revitalizing and replenishing qualities of Palmer’s products to keep your body and tresses glowing! From keeping your lips smooth and protected, to reviving sun-starved locks, Palmer’s (a beach bag essential of Kristin Cavallari) has got to you covered. Please see below for some sun-loving items from Palmer’s perfect for the beach season.

Palmer’s has you COVERED this summer! Check out just some of their products below!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturizing Lip Balm with SPF 15 – This lip-loving essential doesn’t tug or pull on delicate lip tissue, but instead leaves behind a supple and hydrated pout. Made with pure Cocoa Butter and ultra-moisturizing Vitamin E, the portable lip balm (great to throw in your travel tote) also glides on SPF 15 nourishment and protection for a relaxing and sun-safe day at the beach.

Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Strengthening Leave-In Conditioner – Treat your dull, damaged hair to an intensive blend of Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Vitamin E, Keratin and Silk Proteins, guaranteed to nurse sun-scarred hair back to health. This product helps control frizz, adds shine, reduces split ends, detangles and acts as a heat protectant all in one bottle!

Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Dry Oil Mist – This 8-oil blend mist works great as spot shine treatment or to quickly tame flyaways. For perfect “beach blown” hair this product makes the perfect go-to product giving dull, lifeless hair the perfect beach glow.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Gentle Facial Cleansing Wipes – These dual-textured cleansing cloths easily remove dirt, oil and even waterproof makeup – perfect for washing away any remnant sunscreen after the beach. Each cloth is formulated for sensitive skin and enriched with skin-comforting ingredients such as Cocoa Butter, Chamomile and Aloe Vera that work to clean, moisturize and soothe skin simultaneously (great for refreshing after a long pre-vacation flight)!

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Rapid Moisture Spray Lotion – This fast-absorbing formula is a refreshing and convenient alternative to Palmer’s best-selling Cocoa Butter Formula lotion, while ensuring the same deep moisturizing benefits that the brand is known for. The quick spritz and pat process enables effortless, all-over application with exceptional coverage and immediate hydration from the harmony of Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E and Shea Butter.

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack – When double dipping in the pool or ocean strips your hair of its natural moisture and leaves it dull and lifeless, this concentrated treatment repairs the follicle from the inside out, infusing it with strengthening protein and vitamins.

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.